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NATION : Temblor Shakes Central Indiana

From Times Wire Services

A minor earthquake rattled central Indiana residents this morning, but no damage or injuries were reported.

Scientists at the National Earthquake Center in Golden, Colo., said the temblor registered 3.4 in intensity and was centered 30 miles southwest of Indianapolis.

Terry Stigall of the Indiana University Geological Survey said the quake lasted about 25 seconds. She said it didn’t appear related to the New Madrid fault zone, which reaches into southern Indiana.

Today’s quake was the second to hit Indiana this week. On Monday, a 3.0 temblor shook a nearby area of west-central Indiana.

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“We had calls from Martinsville (and) Indianapolis that they felt a shaking, and calls from Greencastle where they felt a sharp thump,” said John Hill of the university’s Geological Survey.


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